By The Jakarta Post
Asia News Network
About 21 percent of the 7,991 candidates running for a seat in the House of Representatives are aged 21 to 35 years old. Many of them are eschewing traditional forms of campaigning for social media, opting for a refreshing and interactive campaign style as they allow voters to ask questions through various platforms.
Take 31-year-old Kirana Larasati, a popular television actress-turned-political novice who is now running for a seat in West Java's first electoral district for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).
In a video posted on her Twitter account, Kirana answered questions from her followers about her foray into politics. The video, edited with YouTube vlog-like jump-cuts and spiced up with many popular memes, drew praise from both young voters and more senior politicians.
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